Jack Sparrow Is Han Solo

Having recently re-watched the first two Pirates Of The Caribbean films, it occurred to me that Jack Sparrow is Han Solo.

That’s not to say they’re the same character, more that they share similar character arcs.

Both spend their first movies as characters with their own agendas, returning towards the end to help save the day. In the second movie, they spend their time running from their past debts, and find themselves ‘dead’ at the end (Solo is frozen in carbonite, Sparrow is in limbo). At the start of the third movie, their friends band together to mount a rescue, before they all head off to defeat an evil empire.

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